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INVESTIGATION…. CURBING EXAMINATION MALPRACTICE: JAMB example and admission racketeering (Part 2)

In this second part of the investigative report, the two undercover reporters; Banjo Damilola and Habeeb Oladapo, having seen how exam malpractice is carried out in WAEC exams at Bachel College, also registered for JAMB CBT to unearth any malfeasance. They also got a whiff of how racketeers offer to place students  in higher stitutions, […]

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INVESTIGATION… ‘Official’ thugs killing small businesses in Cross River despite govt’s tax exemption policy

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, small businesses, hawkers, and local intra-state transport operators in Cross River State are faced with illegal and multiple taxation. When there is resistance, illegal tax agents and thugs use force, intimidation, harassment, and threats to compel them to pay unregulated fees.  Recently, the state government officially announced a tax exemption policy for such […]

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INVESTIGATION…. Justice for Sale (III): Inside the courts and prisons where officials extort suspects, and even relatives

In this third and final part, DAMILOLA BANJO went undercover to unearth the sleaze, corruption and extortion ring in some Nigerian courts and the Correctional Centres were citizens languish because the justice system has been compromised At every point in the Nigerian justice system, there is a corrupt government official brazenly ripping off innocent Nigerians. The prison […]

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ICYMI: SPECIAL REPORT… Privatization and failed promises —Inside the abandoned Enugu coal industry

A once booming venture, Nigeria’s coal industry has been stripped of life and laid bare with its potential for wealth creation greatly diminished. A cursory observation reveals thousands of job losses caused by a failed  privatization scheme that has left everything in tatters and made nonsense of the nation’s mouthed diversification plans. Investigative reporter, PATRICK EGWU, visited the Enugu coal […]

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INVESTIGATION…How endless oil spills leave Niger Delta severely polluted, livelihoods ruined and citizens poisoned

A six-month long investigative story, with laboratory tests, by RUTH OLUROUNBI and  KELECHUKWU IRUOMA reveals how contaminants in the air, water and soil, as a result of the oil spills in Nigeria’s Ogoniland are affecting the health of people and how the slow cleanup exercise is putting more people at risk of dying. Eric Dooh, […]

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INVESTIGATION… JUSTICE FOR SALE (I): Inside the ‘illegal’ Detention Centre of police Anti-Cultism unit

In this three-part investigative story, Damilola Banjo goes undercover to expose how Nigeria’s justice system is being abused via arbitrary arrests, illegal detentions, torture, and commercialization of justice and bail. She unearths a string of extortion, bribery and intimidation by the agents and keepers of the law   A young man leapt out of the Anti-Cultism […]

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INVESTIGATION… Kaduna community where children learn under trees, with no facilities despite N160m budget for classrooms

Despite the state’s recent declaration of free education for kids in primary and secondary school in Kaduna State, a community still hosts a school that scares children from wanting to attend school. Though funds have been budgeted for classrooms and facilities for them, they still learn under trees with no facilities for convenience. Patrick Egwu visited […]

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